The Champagne Backpacker: Michael's Round the World Trip 2005-2007-- The Adventure of a Lifetime travel blog

Breakie (l-r: George, Caroline, Geraldo, Joanna, Me)

Greater Flamingo

Viewing Greater Flamingos

Guests Of Eden And Guide Morris

Post Office, Floreana Island

Our Guide Morris

Jeff Exploring A Cave

Returning To Eden By Panga (Dinghy)

Returning To Eden

Devil's Crown And Floreana Island

Devil's Crown

Morris Briefs Us On The Next Day's Activities

Cena (Dinner)

Taking The Launch To Puerto Ayora For An Evening In Town

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007. DAY 4--FLOREANA ISLAND, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ECUADOR. Our first stop on Floreana Island was to see the Greater Flamingo, a pink flamingo. Next, we visited Post Office Bay. Here stands the oldest continually operated post office in Ecuador--a barrel atop a post. In the old days, ships would stop and drop their outgoing mail in the post office box. They would also review the mail and deliver any that was destined to where the ship was headed.

In the afternoon, we motored to nearby Devil's Crown, a sunken volcanic crater, a short distance offshore from Floreana Island. We snorkeled as a group with the current counterclockwise around the outside of the crater. In addition to schools of fish, the highlight was seeing some white-tipped reef sharks and a sole Galapagos penguin standing stoiclly on a volcanic ledge within the crater.

After snorkeling Devil's Crown, we returned to Eden and sailed to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007. PUERTO AYORA, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR. We have finished the fourth day of an eight day cruise in the Galapagos Islands on the yacht Eden (General boat information and itinerary). It's been a great cruise so far--We have seen lots of fearless marine and terrestrial wildlife including sea lions, white tipped reef sharks, rays, eels, Blue Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albartrosses, marine Iguanas, Darwin finches, and a Galapagos penguin.

We have arrived this evening to the port of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Due to limited time, I am unable to post any photos at this time. Tomorrow, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Center here in Puerto Ayora to see the giant tortoises.

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